Assistant Professor of Music Education / Assistant Director of Bands
Office: School of Music, Room 247
Dr. Eric Allen is Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands at Texas Tech University.
He serves as conductor of the Texas Tech Symphonic Band, teaches conducting, and teaches
courses in music education. He also assists with direction of the Goin’ Band from Raiderland.
Under his direction, the Texas Tech University Symphonic Band has performed a diverse
series of concerts including many collaborative performances with faculty solo artists.
The ensemble recently performed at the CBDNA Southwestern Division Biennial Conference
in Boulder, Colorado. Allen’s recent work with conductors includes presentations
at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference and the Florida Music Educators
Association Conference. He contributes annually as a featured clinician at the American
Conducting Symposium at Puebla State Conservatory in Puebla, Mexico.
Prior to Texas Tech, Dr. Allen served as Director of Bands at Sebastian River High
School in Florida where his ensembles performed at the National Band Association Conference,
the FMEA President’s Concert, the National Concert Band Festival and the Midwest International
Band and Orchestra Clinic.
Dr. Allen frequently serves as a guest clinician in secondary schools throughout the
region. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from Florida State
University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Allen is an active member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the College
Band Directors National Association and the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu.